Silvia Sommer
Instrument: piano
Category:

Sommer Silvia

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 PERPETUUM MOBILE - for piano 2015
2 PERPETUUM MOBILE 2 - for piano 2015
3 9 SHORT STORIES 2014
4 SOMMERFANFARE 2014 40s
5 10 SHORT STORIES 2013
6 SONGS 2013
7 SPRINGTIME - 3 pieces for flute and piano 2013
8 FANFARE - für Saxophon-Quartett 2013 1m 15s
9 SUMMERMUSIC - Moments of my life, for orchestra (Medley) 2013 20m
10 Vernissage - 18 pieces for piano 2012 - 2013
11 Fanfare - Signal (2 Trompeten in B) 2012 12s
12 Requiem Für Egon - für Klavier, Bläser ad libitum 2012 4m
13 Fanfare - für Blechbläser und Pauken 2012 1m 55s
14 Asia Today - for piano 2011
15 Ha Long Bay - 4 pieces for piano 2011 10m 20s
16 Grenada - for piano 2010 1m 58s
17 Grenada - for piano 2010 1m 58s
18 Sun And Fun - for marimba (2 players) and piano 2010 3m 05s
19 Poem Of The Wind - for piano 2010 1m 51s
20 Waves - for flute and piano 2010 3m
21 Kitties Lullaby - for flute and piano 2010 3m 15s
22 Sun And Fun - for steeldrums and piano 2010 3m 5s
23 Caribbean Islands - 5 pieces for piano 2010
24 Kitties Lullaby - für Altsaxophon und Klavier 2010 3m 15s
25 Karibik - 3 pieces for flute and piano 2010
26 Wespennest 2009 1m 8s
27 On the beach 2009 ~ 15m
28 Kenya - für Altflöte, Orgel und Schlaginstrumente 2009 14m
29 Prestissimo - Speedy Kitty 2009 1m 11s
30 Sanderling - for piano 2009
31 Douze Valse Pour Piano 2009 - 2010
32 Namibia - 3 pieces for piano 2009
33 Der Clown 2008 3m 15s
34 Monumente 2008 3m 40s
35 Licht am Ende des Tunnels 2008 2m 14s
36 Traumtänzer 2008 2h 56m
37 Morgenlicht 2008 2m 23s
38 Schwebend über den Wolken 2008 3m 50s
39 Weekend 2008 2m 50s
40 El cabo de gata 2008 2m 20s
41 Mi camino hacía ti 2008 2m 33s
42 Novembertage 2008 7m
43 Katzengeschichten für Klavier gespielt von 3 oder 2 Pfoten 2008
44 15 Klavierwerke 4-händig 2008
45 Trauer - Liebe 2008 3m 23s
46 Moments 2008 14m 25s
47 Mi camino hacía ti 2008 2m 33s
48 Der Clown 2008 3m 15s
49 Mi Camino hacía ti 2008 2m 33s
50 Another spring 2008 2m 12s
51 Sommerwind 2007 4m
52 Cinema 2007 4m
53 Momente des Sommers 2007 1m 52s
54 Septembermorgen am See 2007 2m 22s
55 Herbstnebel 2007 1m 31s
56 One way ticket 2007 2m 33s
57 Die blaue Stunde 2007 1m 47s
58 Tagträume 2007 3m 14s
59 Stille Zeit 2007 2m 22s
60 Far away 2007 7m
61 Nordlichter 2007 8m
62 Sommertage 2006 2m 50s
63 Die Quelle 2006 1m 32s
64 Die Nacht 2006 1m 25s
65 Storchengeschichten 2006 26m
66 Wiener Winterwalzer 2005 11m 50s
67 3 Spanische Stücke 2004 7m 30s
68 Bächlein-Strom 2004 3m 50s
69 Canzone 2004 4m 5s
70 Impresiones Argentina 2004 10m
71 Suite rustique 2004 14m
72 Memories 3MV 2002 3m
73 Universum Amazonas 2002 12m
74 Juanita 2002 12m
75 Gala Vienesa 2002 10m
76 La Valse 2001 1m 45s
77 Demétrias 2001 7m
78 Adagio 2001 4m 40s
79 Sacrifice 2001 7m 51s
80 Licht und Schatten auf 5 Kontinente 2001 26m
81 Traffico 2000 2m 40s
82 Chat noir 1999 8m 30s
83 Marche de triomphe 1999 2m 45s
84 Bamkinkids 1999
85 Streets-Puppets 1998 4m
86 Au centre du désert 1998 15m
87 American Suite 1997 13m
88 Suite rustique 1997 13m 30s
89 B. A. CH. 1997 7m
90 Viva Vienna 1997 12m
91 Brechtriologie 1997 12m
92 Chronica - für Orgel 1996 12m
93 Sonata for Piano for four hands 1996 7m 45s
94 Variationes para x y Organo - für Englischhorn, Viola, Klarinette, Altsaxophon, Horn, Trompete und Orgel 1996 10m 12s
95 2 Lieder 1996
96 Hommage pour Bartók 1995 2m 30s
97 Concerto Italien - für Flöte, Gitarre, Streichorchester und Schlaginstrumente 1995 13m
98 No words for this dream 1995 20m
99 No words for this dream 1995 20m
100 Concerto Italien 1995 13m
101 Sommermusik Musiksommer 1995 12m
102 Suite für Giti - für vier Kontrabässe 1994 9m
103 Buenas Noches - für zwei Klaviere 1994 2m 37s
104 Martyr's Death - für Streichorchester 1994 10m 22s
105 Sacrifice - für Violoncello und Streichorchester 1994 10m 24s
106 Concerto - für Bläser, Streicher und Schlagzeug 1994 16m 45s
107 Expiatory Death 1994 9m 30s
108 In the Lap of the Gods - für Synthesizer 1994 10m 5s
109 Dying of an Ascet 1994 8m 49s
110 Lamb without Blemish 1994 10m 7s
111 In Defiance of Death 1994 9m 59s
112 Concerto 1994 16m 45s
113 In the lap of the gods 1994 10m 5s
114 Sonata for Piano 1993 7m 45s
115 Konfrontation - für fünfzehn Bläser, Pauken und Schlagzeug 1993 12m
116 Konzert - für zwei Klaviere solo oder mit Orchester 1993 15m
117 Konzert 1993 15m
118 Extreme Sacrifice 1993 15m
119 Sentimental Piano 1992 32m
120 Bolero - für Orchester 1992 4m 45s
121 Toccata - für Orgel 1991 2m 45s
122 Totenstadt - für Orchester 1991 5m 24s
123 Vier Orchesterstücke 1991 8m 10s
124 Vastatio - für Orchester 1991 13m
125 Mutatio - für Orchester 1991 3m 25s
126 Sunrise - Meditation für zwei Harfen, Xylophon, Glocken und Streichorchester 1991 8m
127 Ecce Homo - Ballett in sieben Bildern für Streichorchester und Schlagzeug 1991 28m
128 Isis-Place of Worship 1991 12m 6s
129 The Concentric Circles of Stonehenge 1991 10m 26s
130 The Eleusinic Mystery Cult 1991 7m 3s
131 The Oracle of Delphi 1991 10m 11s
132 The Monument of Tut Ench Amun 1991 10m 18s
133 The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem 1991 9m 50s
134 Cito - für Marimba 1990 1m 52s
135 Goblins - für Marimba 1990 5m 40s
136 Pentac 1-5 - Fünf Stücke für Klavier 1990 14m
137 Images 1-3 - Drei Stücke für Klavier 1990 7m 35s
138 Nocturne 1-3 - Drei Stücke für Klavier 1990 7m
139 Elegien - für Streichorchester 1990 7m 39s
140 Divine Aura - Impressionen für Streichorchester, Flöte, vier Hörner, Glockenspiel und Synthesizer 1990 11m 28s
141 Concentric Circles - Meditationen für zehn Gongs und vier Glocken 1990 10m 20s
142 Turning Circles - für Panflöte, Klarinette in B, Synthesizer und Streichorchester 1990 10m 3s
143 Hidden Energies - Konzert für Orgel, Streichorchester und Oboe 1990 10m 30s
144 Halo - Meditation für Gongs, Glocken, Xylophon, Glockenspiel und Synthesizer 1990 10m 13s
145 Catastrophes - for orchestra 1989 9m 29s
146 Meditation 924 - für javanisches Gongspiel, Glöckchen und Gongs 1989 3m 4s - 48m 38s
147 Sturmböen - für Orchester 1989 3m 16s
148 Utopia - für Streichorchester, Tempelblöcke und Jew's Harp 1989 ~ 3m 13s
149 Movement - für Klavier, Schlagzeug und Streichorchester 1989 2m 29s
150 Ballett 1989 2m 28s
151 Onic 123 - Three movements 1988 35m 40s
152 Danza en el Campo - für Cuatro und Gitarre (Maracas ad lib.) 1987 3m
153 Impresiones - für zwei Gitarren 1987 9m 5s
154 Atardecer - für Flöte und Gitarre (Maracas ad lib.) 1987 3m 12s
155 Regen Tröpfchen - für Sopran und Klavier 1986 3m 30s
156 Alexias - Duo für Flöte und Oboe 1986 10m 45s
157 No sunshine today - Music for strings 1986 10m 38s
158 Fünf israelische Tänze - for strings 1986 11m 28s
159 Song for Donna 1985 3m 4s
160 Yarma - für Oboe solo 1985 8m 30s
161 Der kleine Vogel - für Flöte und Klavier 1985 3m 10s
162 Sarah's Song 1984 4m 49s
163 Kadenzen zum Flötenkonzert D-Dur KV 314 - (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) für Flöte und Orchester 1984
164 Drei Lieder für Mezzosopran, Flöte und Klavier 1984 12m 52s
165 Bläserquintett - für Flöte, Oboe, Klarinette, Horn und Fagott 1984 15m
166 Recuerdos - für Gitarre 1983 3m 30s
167 Xenos - für Flöte und Klavier 1983 5m 50s
168 La vida de cada canto - für Klavier 1982 4m 12s
169 Der Riese vor der Stadt - für Sopran und Klavier 1982 4m 30s
170 Fragmente gegen Gewalt, Grausamkeit, Terror 1982 9m 27s
171 Dance on the Roof - für Violine und Klavier 1982 2m 25s
172 Vier Lieder - für gemischten Chor a cappella nach chinesischen Texten 1981 6m
173 Die Stadt - Lied für Sopran und Klavier 1979 1m 51s
174 UNICEF-Song - für Kinderchor 1979 4m
175 Music for six Pipers - für Blockflötenensemble 1979 5m 5s
176 Dialog - für zwei Flöten 1978 4m 30s
177 Trio für Flöte, Gitarre und Kontrabass 1977 15m
178 Cove point lighthouse 1977 3m 20s
179 Wiener Walzer - für Streichorchester, Xylophon und Klavier 1976 6m 15s
180 Der Traum eines jungen Elefanten, der im Zirkus auftreten wollte - für Violoncello 1975 3m 30s
181 Fünf israelische Tänze - für Klavier 1974 10m 10s
182 Kiryat Shmona - für großes Orchester 1974 11m
183 Caprice - für Flöte, Violine, Violoncello und Klavier 1971 3m 25s
184 Sonatine für Flöte und Klavier 1969 7m 36s
185 Herbsttag - Lied für Sopran und Klavier 1968 2m 42s
186 Im Nebel - Lied für Sopran und Klavier 1968 1m 58s
187 Fünf Bilder für Violine und Klavier 1966 14m
188 Drei spanische Stücke - für Klavier 1957 7m 30s

General Information

Date of Birth:  9. April 1944
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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The composer and pianist was accepted into Marianne Lauda's piano class at the Viennese music academy at the age of eight. Silvia Sommer composed her first piano pieces at the age of eleven. The list of works written by Silvia Sommer comprises choir, orchestra, and chamber music as well as songs, pieces for solo instruments, entertainment music, background and film music. It is well documented on LPs, CDs and MCs. She has composed on commission, recorded music for broadcasting and performed numerous concerts.

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation

concert performer in many countries throughout Europe

numerous commissions, radio recordings and concerts

composer of choral, orchestral and chamber music, songs, pieces for solo instruments, entertainment, background and film music

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1967
1969
1981

Sitzendorfer Kulturtage

1982

Encontre de Compositors III

1982

Sitzendorfer Kulturtage

1983

Sitzendorfer Kulturtage

1984
1985
1986
1987

Museum Moderner Kunst, Liechtenstein Palace Vienna

1990

2nd International Festival of Women Composers Kassel

1994
1994

ZeitgeNÖssischer Herbst

1995

9th International Congress on Women in Music, Vienna

1995

concert tour through China

1995

workshop concert

1996
1996

Millenium Chor-Orgelfest Zwettl Monastery

1996

Mozarteum Santa Fe, Argentina

1996

Mozartfest Augsburg

1996

Österreichische Kulturwochen, St. Matthäus-Church Berlin

1997

tour through Europe (Duo Valerie-Montrul): Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Vienna

1997

Kinder Künstler Komponisten

1997

concert tour through Spain

1997

Tabakmuseum

1998
1998
1998
1998

Budapest spring festival

1998

Brno Conservatory of Music

1998

Culture Institute Paris

1998

Teatro Nuovo Udine, Italien

1999
1999

Musik aus Österreich, Theater Akzent

1999

Neue Musik in NÖ, Stadtsaal Mistelbach

1999
1999

Synagogue St. Pölten

1999

orchestra concert

2000
2000
2000

Waldegger Kulturtage

2000

concert tour through Spain

2001
2001

Egyptian Embassy

2001

Monastery Church, Eisgarn

2001

Monastery Church, Zwettl

2001

INÖK-Jeunesse concert, Stadtsaal Zwett

2001

Jamagata, Japan

2001

Kinder Künstler Komponisten

concert tour through Mexico

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

Festival 1. Venezolanische Wochen Wien

Lower Austrian Cultural Scene St. Pölten

Silver-Strings-Ensemble, Australia

Konrad Huber, Edith Valeri and Mario Montrul

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1970

promotional award

1982

promotional award

1994

First Prize in the composition-competition

Encontre de Compositors, Palma de Mallorca: invitation

International Composition Competiton for string orchestra in honour of Ernest Bloch, Lugano: award winner

Description of Style

Music is the purpose of my life. I cannot imagine a life without it. My compositions are varied and differ greatly in form and content, in design and artistic statement, and cannot be classified as belonging to a particular "style of composition". Music does not need to be explained or analysed. One only needs ears and feelings in order to perceive and understand it.

 

Silvia Sommer, 1996

Press Reviews

9. March 1998

A memorable concert with tempestuous long-lasting applause; the audience applauded enthusiastically between the single movements. '5 Israelischen Tänze' by Silvia Sommer, who was present at the concert, was extremely well received.

Il Gazzettino (Daniel Bonitatibus)

 

25. June 1996

According to our judgement, the 'Concert for two pianos' by the Austrian composer Silvia Sommer performed by the duo Valeri-Montrul was the highlight of the evening. This piece, composed with an obvious mastery of the piano, and the technique of the pianists is rich in rhythmic details and pragmatic in its tonal language. The length of the 'Concert' by Silvia Sommer and its content are remarkably well balanced in relation to each other. It is a great service to contemporary music, especially given her mastery of the instrument. The extended wretchedness of the 'adagio' and the joy and vitality of the 'allegro con fuoco' were performed with great understanding and fluency by the duo.

El Litoral (Mariano Cabral Migno)

 

23. June 1994

Impressions between "serious" and popular music: Silvia Sommer's 'Concerto' was liked due to its melodic conciseness, which is never prone to being trite, its appealing instrumentation and occasional obliqueness.

Wiener Zeitung (Christian Heindl)

 

1970

Modernism in five variations: Silvia Sommer played the piano and is the best performer of her 'Sonatine für Flöte und Klavier', a distinctive, imaginative piece.

Kurier (H.M.)

Contact, Links

Language:  German